Information & Facts
Built in 1320, Stuttgart’s Old Castle has played a pivotal role in the city’s colourful history down through the centuries and it is the perfect starting point to explore this fascinating German city. The imposing City Hall on Marktplatz in the heart of Stuttgart is one of the city’s most appealing attractions, definitely worth visiting.
With cheap weekend breaks to Stuttgart from Ireland, you can enjoy a trip to Schlossplatz, Stuttgart’s largest square in Stuttgart Mitte, spend an early Saturday morning exploring the Karlsplatz market or make your way to the Staatsgalerie where you will be able to drool over Germany’s best collection of art works.
Wilhelma, which was originally built as a Royal Palace, today is a perfect attraction for families of all ages as it is the home to a magnificent Zoo as well as stunning Botanical Gardens. A trip to Stuttgart isn’t complete without visiting the Fernsehturm, the world’s very first television tower.
Stuttgart definitely packs a punch so come and fall in love with this culturally rich city. For great last minute city breaks & short break deals to Stuttgart, book with Abbey Travel today.
Stuttgart's position at the centre of the European continent plays a major role in its summer and winter temperature extremes. Summers are warm with an an average temperature of 70°F (20°C), the hottest days falling in July and August. Winters last from December to March, the coldest month being January, with snow lasting for several days.
German is the official language. English is also widely spoken and understood.
The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents. ATMs and exchange bureaux are widely available. The major credit cards are becoming more widely accepted in many large shops, hotels and restaurants, although Germans themselves prefer to carry cash. Travellers cheques are best cashed at exchange bureaux, as banks often won't change them. The quickest and most convenient way to change money is to obtain cash from one of the ATM machines that are ubiquitous features on all German streets. Banks are closed on weekends, but exchange bureaux at airports and main railway stations are open daily from 6am to 10pm.
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